There are gifts that move, others that end up on eBay.
There are gifts that make Waa! and gifts that flop.
In the first case everyone is happy (pleasure of giving, joy of receiving coughs ), in the other: what a disappointment!
To avoid general discomfort and embarrassed smiles, here are some tips for choosing the right gift, expected or not, surprising or not. In short: the one that will really please ;-)
Don't look for originality: ask him/her what he/she wants
The best way to make someone happy is to give them a gift they want. Did you hear him say "oh that's so beautiful" or "mmmm I would love to have this or go over there"? Bingo: you have your gift. Otherwise, just ask him or her what he or she wants. Some people keep lists and will be affected by your attention. And if you prefer surprises: directly visit kpop store they sell some really amazing products.
Bet on originality: give an unnecessary gift
According to Sacha Guitry, “Between children and parents, the less useful a gift, the more pleasant it is”. Exit, therefore, ties and household appliances (it was still necessary to specify it ...), a place to futility: life is too long to be serious! In the “useless but essential item” category you will find many kitschy items in geek gift shops. In the " ALBUM" category, we can recommend you enough to offer him something unexpected that spices up or embellishes his daily life.
Get it right: watch their social media
Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter are veritable mines of information since everyone shares their interests there. Does he like this or that artist's page? Offer him concert tickets or a vinyl record! Does he live-tweet football matches? Buy tickets or your favorite player's jersey! Does she pinpoint decorating ideas? Offer him a voucher in a decoration store (for the gift card, prefer a local store or an online designer store than a marketplace). Does she complain often? Give him a vacation! She liked this bag, clicked on "I love it, I love it" such bracelet? Give it to him. Social networks are your best asset when it comes to getting it right while keeping the surprise!
Prefer small gifts to bulky items
Writer Tad Williams once said, “A gift that cannot be thrown away is not a gift but a trap”. Unless you are 100% sure of your choice, prefer small gifts, bouquets of flowers, gourmet baskets, and cultural activities to bulky objects or too full of history (unless of course he or she has asked for a Scandinavian sideboard, a Smeg fridge, an Eames chair or a bulldog). You can also volunteer your time or your services (young parents will appreciate it).
Give a little of yourself
A good meal prepared with love, a whispered compliment at the right time, a gift that you made yourself, a souvenir album , a photo of the two of you nicely framed, the care you took in the packaging, the card The best wishes that come with it. Do not neglect any detail, put your heart into it, smile a lot, start again: this is the secret of a successful gift.